St. Michael's Anglican Parish - Merritt, BC
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N 50° 06.683 W 120° 47.472
10U E 657925 N 5553351
Quick Description: Merritt's Anglican congregation, after meeting for around 6 years in various homes and halls, finally had a church to call their own in 1913.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 9/10/2014 1:18:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMMEZQ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
On October 13th, 2013 the 100 Year Anniversary of St. Michael's Anglican Church in Merritt BC was celebrated by a special service and other festivities.

Construction of the church began in the spring of 1913. Newspaper clippings of March 28, 1913 tell us that plans had been drawn by architects Honeyman & Curtis of Vancouver and construction was to begin forthwith. The building was to be 50 X 22 feet, 65 feet long overall, with the addition of a baptistry and vestry.

Another newspaper clipping, from February 27, 1914 indicates that the church was holding services and that the Knights of Pythias paraded to the church on the previous Sunday in connection with their golden jubilee celebrations.

The church was operated in conjunction with St. John the Baptist Church in Nicola, the two sharing a vicar. St. John the Baptist is the earlier of the two churches, having been built in 1899. Prior to the twentieth century, Nicola was the commercial hub of the area, being overtaken by Merritt after 1900. By 1914 St. Michael's became the centre of parish work. It remains an active church to this day.

I've noticed an oddity with Anglican churches. They ofttimes tend to place crosses and bell towers toward the rear of the roof, whereas the norm is to place them at the front. Why would that be?

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Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 4/1/1913

Age of Church building determined by?: Other reliable source

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Sunday

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: 10:00 AM

Street address of Church:
1990 Chapman Street
Merritt, BC Canada
V1K 1B8

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Not listed

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

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